#870 unpaid intern
Thursday 24th June, 2010
Let’s mutually class ourselves under the banner of ‘way of the worrier’ (rather than warrier you see). Might I suggest that rather an unpaid internship you get yourself by way of the networks and spend your summer composing some suitably compelling bit of programme/software that you will sell for Zillion’s by the end of September. You can buy yourself an iPad on ‘expenses’ and work anywhere and wherever there is sun, surf and sssssomething else. You shall then be tanned and loaded. Updating your status to Facebook shall be just one of your daily tasks. By August expect to have at least one PA to do this for you.
IF the internship is really your thing; don’t point your nose to the ground. Why lie? as a chance remark can condemn your entire entreaty or worse friends of friends of friends find out (by some other way!) and you turn a rather non-descript concern into The summer’s biggest expose. In all likelihood it isn’t the case that your friends are the biggest thinker’s, funniest or most attractive people on the planet. Resist putting what they’re doing on a pedestal. All being even, they are likely to be manipulating what they are doing and their Facebook Status too.
This summer promises a heat wave. You have the chance to gain some work experiences AND make a nuisance of yourself amongst new work colleagues. Plus if/when the S*** hits the fan you’re only the ‘lacky’ and bear no responsibility for proceedings. So take off like our favourite BP man ‘in charge’ and take your yacht around the Isle of Wight for a bit. Then you’ll appear all the more mysterious as you fall off the Facebook radar…